Mr. Charles William Sproull and Miss Mary Maud Forrester

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 12, 1896, Page 1
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Brilliant Wedding. 
One of the Elaborate Affairs of the Season. 
Bartow Favorites United.
Mr. Charles Sproull and Miss Mary Forrester Married Tuesday.
Shelman – Perry Wedding.

At the home of Mr. Joseph T. Forrester, “The Glen,” near this city, on Tuesday evening, 10 th instant, occurred one of the most beautiful and elaborate weddings known in Bartow county in a number of years. The contracting parties were Mr. Charles William Sproull and Miss Mary Maud Forrester.

The home bore profuse and tasty decorations. The parlor walls were festooned with wild smilax, and ferns and chrysanthemums were here and there amassed in pleasing show, while the light from a number of old fashioned candelabra shed a smooth, cheerful glow over the radiant scene.

The attendants were: Miss Octavia Sproull with Mr. Claude Conyers, Miss Pearl Hammond with Mr. T. M. Sproull.

The ceremony was performed at 7 o’clock, by Rev. W. T. Bell, of Kingston, and was impressive and beautiful. The bride wore a pretty traveling dress of gray material and carried a bouquet of “Bride” roses. She was a picture of loveliness, while the groom looked truly handsome.

There were over a hundred guests present and after the ceremony came the usual congratulations.

The wedding supper was sumptuous and elaborate. The table was beautifully decorated with flowers, a handsome pyramid of chrysanthemums, roses and ferns being conspicuous in the centre. The viands were varied and tempting—the spread in elegance overshadowing those of all ordinary occasions.

The presents were numerous and costly. There were over a hundred in number, among them was a handsome silver service from the Sunday school class of the bride.

The bride is a young woman of much beauty of the perfect blonde type. She has many accomplishments; is well educated and a fine musician. She is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Forrester and is universally popular in the community in which they have lived. The groom is a refined, intelligent and progressive young farmer of a fine old family of high standing in north Georgia.

He has provided a cozy convenient and well appointed new home, where he and the lovely lady he has won as a companion will take their abode.


The following cards announcing the marriage of Mr. C. T. Shelman, to Mrs. K. D. Perry last week have been sent out.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ward Announce the marriage of their sister Mrs. Katherine Dexter Perry. To Mr. Charles T. Shelman, Wednesday, November the fourth, Eighteen hundred and ninety-six.  Marblehead Neck, Massachusetts.  At Home After December first, Etowah Heights, Cartersville, Georgia.

The couple are now enjoying their bridal tour. They will visit New York City, Albany, Philadelphia and Baltimore, making stays at each point, before returning.


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